2.8.11 - Geography Lecture 8 2.8.11 16:30 Exams are 50%...

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Geography Lecture 8 16:30 2.8.11 Exams are 50% lecture material and 50% texts Most of the important material overlaps between the lectures and texts The Main Points at the end of the chapter give a narrative to the material, however,  some are vague Ex-USSR: Region in Transition Near Abroad – Russia still considers the surrounding areas as their business and feel  the need to get involved if problems arise. Ex: Georgia Shift from command to market economy Collapse of Soviet system and social collapse Re-orientation of sub-regions Multi-cultural Russian federation; persistence of separatism Key questions for future: - Whither democracy? - Geopolitics: “Resurgent Russia”? Civil society – the sweep of non-state organizations that help hold a state together. Ex:  media **Do the map assignment for Tuesday, and on the back of the paper write a paragraph  about why the violence in the region persists, based on the info on the website**
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2.8.11 - Geography Lecture 8 2.8.11 16:30 Exams are 50%...

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